American University

Washington, DC, USA

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
14,311
Total Number of Undergrads
8,287
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
Student:Faculty Ratio
12:1
US National: 21:1
Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
52%
20-39 Students
43%
40-99 Students
4%
0
100
54%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
80%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%

Faculty Overview

0
100
51%
Faculty With
Terminal Degree US National: 36%
Gender
Male
Female
52%
47%
Ethnicity

What Students Are Saying

3.70 Average Rating
Professors demand a high quality of students. I have yet to have a professor where there was not a lot demanded out of me but I have come out of each class extremely happy that I took it. AU is set up with a system of general education requirements that make you take classes in 5 different areas so that you get a well rounded liberal arts education. As one of the few biology majors on campus I have also taken a theater class and have learned just as much as I have in my bio classes.
Chloe from Mandeville, LA
The work at my school was the hardest part to get used to. However, it has made me a better student and person and I have much better time management skills than before. I also have learned how to not procrastinate.
Molly from Hillsborough, NJ
Pick good classes and you'll be challenged. Like any place, if you pick slacker courses, you'll get to slack off, but all the best teachers will be the ones that challenge you to do your best in their classes and those teachers are abundant here.
AU Eagle
As a student in the Honors Program, my classes to date have been quite rigorous.
Isabel from Wilton, CT

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